Well, summer is in full-swing. Any big vacation plans coming up? You know, The Guardian asked readers to submit their favorite indie bookstore. The result: The 10 best independent bookshops in the world (according to readers, naturally). If you find yourself in the neighborhood, you simply must stop in.
And here are a few other bookish bits from the week . . .
A U.S. foundation is set to ship almost $900,000 worth of supplies to Cuba, to build a state-of-the-art facility to preserve Ernest Hemingway’s books, letters, and photos (The New York Times).
Time gives us a look at their original review of The Diary of Anne Frank, which was first published in the Netherlands on June 25, 1947.
A bookshop in Santa Cruz introduces their summer series for draft lovers—it includes showcase, a signing, a discussion, and a swap. And beer.
Sally Mann talks books (The New Yorker). I know, I know, By the Book is a series, not news–but I do love it. So, here it is . . .